Scholarships can be incredibly important for any student who is seeking to advance their educational career. Most scholarships are made available to graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend college the following year. There are numerous different types of scholarships available, including those for Asians.
Asian scholarships are no different than scholarships for other individuals, but they are only going to be handed out to students who are considered Asian or Asian-American. Whether the individual student immigrated to the United States, was born here, as long as they have Asian-American heritage in their family line they may qualify for numerous scholarships for Asians.
Here is a list of some of these potential scholarships that can be available.
American Association of Japanese University Women (AAJUW).
This scholarship is designed to promote the education of women and also contribute to United States Japanese relationships. This particular scholarship is available to female students enrolled in an accredited California college or university.
Qualifying applicants need to be a junior, senior, or graduate in standing by the fall semester following their application. The amount of this scholarship is $2,000 and the deadline for application is September. You can learn more about this particular scholarship and apply for it through the AAJUW website.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).
This particular scholarship is devoted to helping make a difference in the lives of Asian-American and Pacific Islander students to allow them the opportunity to access higher education. The scholarships are available to students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. This definition is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. They must be a U.S. citizen or national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
The applicant also needs to be enrolling in an accredited US college or university in the following fall semester. They also need to complete a FAFSA application and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. That GPA needs to be unweighted. If they earned a GED, they may also qualify.
The amount of this scholarship range is between $2,500 and $5,000 and the deadline for application is in January. Interested students can apply at the APIASF website.
Asian-American Journalists Association (AAJA).
This is a grant that provides support to Asian-American and Pacific Islanders who pursue a career in journalism, broadcasting, or other industry where Asian-American Journalists are not represented as well as they could be.
In order to be considered, applicants must be devoted to the Asian-American Journalists Associations mission and have a serious interest in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. They should be 18 years of age and full-time college students. They could also be college graduates as long as it is within two years of their graduation date when they apply. They also need to have secured summer internship at a broadcast news outlet before applying for this internship grant.
The amount of money that is available is $500 to $1,000. The deadline for applying is in May. Interested applicants can visit the AAJA website.
Asian Pacific Fund.
This scholarship is designed to assist all Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area who are most vulnerable. The scholarships are provided to undergraduate and graduate students. There are many different scholarships available through the Asian-Pacific Fund and criteria can vary.
Most of the scholarships, though, require the student to be enrolled full-time in a college or university. There are many different scholarship awards at various values and interested applicants should contact the Asian Pacific Fund to learn more.
Chinese-American Citizens Alliance Foundation (CACA).
There are numerous scholarships available through the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Foundation, including: Yoke Quong Jung Memorial Scholarship, Huan Lin Cheng Memorial Scholarship, Y.C. Hong Memorial Scholarship, Collin and Susan Lai Scholarship, Julius and Eleanor Sue Scholarship, Robert and Edith Jung Scholarship, James Bok Wong and Betty KC Yeow Scholarship, Tim and Annie Siu Scholarship, and Stanley and Mary Mu Scholarship.
In order to qualify for any of these particular scholarship awards, the college student needs to be of Chinese descent. The scholarships are available to undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of college or university in the state of California. They need to be moving into the junior year in the following fall semester.
The scholarship awards are $1,000. In order to learn more and begin the application process, the students should contact the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Foundation website.
Chinese American Medical Society (CAM).
This scholarship is designed to help support Chinese and Chinese American doctors, dentists, and scientists through scholarships that can help to promote positive health of Chinese communities throughout the United States.
The scholarships are designed to help students in their first, second, or third year of medical or dental school in the United States. If students have just been accepted into medical or dental school at the time of the application deadline, they are not eligible. There are two scholarship awards granted to students each year who meet academic merits and financial needs.
The deadline for this scholarship application is April and to learn more, contact the Chinese American Medical Society website.